Stele over the meteorite that hit the Earth 65 Million years ago killing the dinosaurs
Location of Chicxulub in Yucatán
At the census of 2005, the town had a population of 5,052 people.
Chicxulub is most famous for being near the geographic center of the Chicxulub crater, an impact crater discovered by geologists on the Yucatán Peninsula and extending into the ocean. It was created by the impact some 66 million years ago of the Chicxulub impactor, an asteroid or comet which caused the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, which led to the demise of the dinosaurs. The coastal village (or puerto) of Chicxulub, 6 km east of the nearest town, Progreso, lies almost exactly on the geographic center of the crater.
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- Victoria Bricker, A Dictionary of The Maya Language As Spoken in Hocaba, Yucatan
- Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
- Google Maps
- Google Earth seashore view at Chicxulub
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